Lab Challenge

Serverless Framework Challenge

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Time Limit

1h 30m



About Lab Challenges

Lab challenges are hands-on labs with the gloves off. You jump into an auto-provisioned cloud environment and are given a goal to accomplish. No instructions, no hints. To pass, you'll have a limited time to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and get the checks that inspect the state of your lab environment.

Challenge Description

In this lab challenge, you will need to prove your knowledge of the Serverless framework by creating an authenticated microservice with three functions: one for generating tokens and insert them in a DynamoDB table, one for authenticating the requests, and the last one that sends messages to an SQS queue; you will need to create the DynamoDB table and the SQS queue through the Serverless framework.

The objectives you will need to achieve represent essential skills that a Serverless developer needs to have. You'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of the Serverless framework. This lab challenge simulates building a solution in a real-world scenario. As with any real-world scenario, this lab will not guide you through the steps needed to complete it.

Before attempting the challenge, we strongly recommend completing all the Serverless Framework labs.


Sept. 2, 2021 - Added hints to the checks to assist with completing the challenge

What will be assessed

  • Your ability to use the Serverless Framework
  • Particular aspects to the core parts of the Serverless Framework

Intended audience

  • Python developers, especially those that want to start building Serverless applications


  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Good knowledge of the Serverless Framework
About the Author
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Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.